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Equilibrium Bond Length & Diatomic Molecules

[OP] Must every diatomic molecule always have an equilibrium bond length? The bond length depends on "what the electrons are doing". For example, $\ce{H2}$ and $\ce{H2+}$ have different ...
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Why does covalent nature in ionic solids increase the lattice energy?

It depends on what is meant in the framing of the question—the lattice energy of a crystal is defined as the molar energy of sublimation for some ionic solid where it is sublimated into its ...
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What bonds are formed between O2 molecules?

The ground state for the O2 molecule is a triplet diradical; the 2 electrons are in antibonding orbitals with parallel spins. A higher energy singlet state with paired spins also exists. There is ...
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Is activated charcoal an air purifier?

The total amount of harmful substances in the use environment and the frequency of desorption. Because the quality of the harmful gas adsorbed by activated carbon can be close to or even reach its own ...
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What is resonance in actuality? (How does electron sharing, bond formation, and overlapping of orbitals take place in resonance hybrids?)

To address your first question: You (erroneously) believe that resonance structures are in dynamic equilibrium. Your description “the $\pi$ bond and charge keep shifting rapidly , like various ...
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What bonds are formed between O2 molecules?

Van der Waals intermolecular forces consist of London dispersion force between random and induced dipoles, that applies to oxygen molecules. These are the weakest. Debye force between permanent and ...
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What bonds are formed between O2 molecules?

London Dispersion Forces will dominate for a non-polar molecule like $\ce{O2}$. Because electrons are constantly in motion, the molecule of $\ce{O2}$ can develop a temporary dipole which is the source ...
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